The history of industrial revolutions of the world (Part 3)

The fourth industrial revolution

In 2013, a new keyword “Industry 4.0” began to emerge from a German government report referring to this term to refer to high-tech strategy, computerization of manufacturing without the need of human involvement. This is called the digital revolution, through technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), virtual reality interaction (AR), social networks, cloud computing, mobile, big data analysis (SMAC)… to transform the entire real world into the digital world.

The fourth industrial revolution has had a strong impact on many fields, with the emergence of robots with artificial intelligence that have brought many applications in society. Thanks to AI technology, the more intelligent robots work, the ability to remember and learn immeasurably, while that ability in older people weakens.

In the field of Transportation, that unmanned vehicle system will develop thanks to the safety many times higher because there is no state of drunkenness, passing the red light, speeding over carelessly.

In August 2016, an American man using a Tesla self-driving car showed symptoms of chest pain. He promptly contacted his wife to call the hospital to notify the waiting doctor and then ordered the car to move to the hospital. Doctors gave emergency aid timely, saving this man.

In the field of health, the IBM Watson machine, nicknamed “The Doctor Who Knows”, can browse millions of medical records at the same time to provide doctors with evidence-based treatment options within few seconds thanks to its huge data aggregation capacity and powerful processing speed. This “knowledgeable doctor” also allows people to look up information about their health. Doctors only need to enter patient data to be analyzed, compare with the huge data available and give suggestions for the correct treatment.

In the field of Education, virtual reality technology will change the way of teaching and learning. Students can wear VR glasses and feel like sitting in a classroom listening to lectures, or immersive to witness simulated battles, see monuments, bring emotions and deep memories, help lessons learn more poignant.

Or when pilot training, students wear glasses and see the front is the cabin and learn to fly like a plane to practice to reduce risks during real flight. In the future, the number of virtual teachers may be much greater than the real teachers.

The fourth technological revolution promises to significantly develop in the near future.